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Dordt included in "Best in the Midwest"

August 24, 2005

Dordt College has again been named among the “Best in the Midwest” by this year’s edition of the Princeton Review. Best in the Midwest

The Princeton Review is a company that annually conducts college student surveys and publishes the data in five regional “Best Colleges” guides. The survey asks students 70 questions about their school’s academics, campus life and student body, as well as their study hours, politics and opinions. Surveys are conducted on campuses and via the Princeton Review website, at which students at all colleges have the option, yearlong, of completing a secure online survey.

“We believe these schools uphold the standards of our Best Midwestern College distinction and provide students with a wide breadth of excellent schools to consider,” said the Review regarding the 158 colleges given this year’s ‘Best in the Midwest’ designation.

In a “Students Say” profile posted on PrincetonReview.com, a Dordt student is quoted who expressed appreciation for the college’s emphasis “on developing your spiritual life as well as other aspects of your personality. The school really focuses on developing your worldview and on making faith a part of every facet of life.” Another undergrad says, “I love learning at my school. While being able to learn about things from the perspective of Christian profs, they do not force feed. They teach us to think for ourselves and try to discover the truth.”

The Review concludes that the Dordt approach emphasizes the Christian perspective throughout the curriculum, and that students report a nurturing atmosphere. As stated in a student survey response, “The greatest strengths of Dordt are the social atmosphere and overall care for the well-being of the student body by the staff.”

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